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Department of Parks and Recreation
 
Michele K. Nekota Director Designate
Jeanne C. Ishikawa, Deputy Director

1000 Uluohia Street,
Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 768-3003
Fax: (808) 768-3053
email: parks@honolulu.gov
 
 
 
 


DIVISIONS and MAJOR BRANCHES

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Department of Parks and Recreation manages, maintains, and operates all parks and recreational facilities of the city; develops and implements programs for cultural and recreational activities; and  beautifies the public streets of the city.  Its mission is to enhance the leisure lifestyle and quality of life for the people of Oahu through active and passive recreational opportunities.


STAFFING AND BUDGET

For Fiscal Year 2011 the Department of Parks and Recreation had 726 full time regular positions, and 1080 Personal Services Contract employees. The department's Operating Budget for FY 2012 is $59,423,882. The department manages 288 named parks on approximately 5,147 acres of land.
 

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION

Department of Parks and Recreation
1000 Uluohia Street,
Suite 309
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 768-3003
Fax: (808) 768-3053
There is an advisory Board of Parks and Recreation of nine members who are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by the City Council. The Board advises the Mayor, the City Council and the Director on matters relating to recreation and cultural activities and associated facilities.

As of February 15, 2012 the current members are: Cecilia Blackfield, Li Cobian, Robert K. Cundiff, Randall N. Harakal, Pamela Bell Martin, Gary Pacarro (Vice Chair)  Donald Takaki (Chair), Richard Towill, and Robert L. Vieira.

 
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 23, 2012